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Spanish Authorities Continue Hunt For Suspects In Barcelona Attacks

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:20

Officials claim to have dismantled the jihadi cell responsible for the vehicle attacks that killed 14 people, but say they are continuing a manhunt for three suspects still at large.

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From Greece, A Message In A Bottle Reaches Isolated Gaza

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 10:00

Vacationers from England tossed the bottle into the Mediterranean. It floated nearly 500 miles and into the net of a Palestinian fisherman. He said it was the first piece of mail he had ever received.

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Republicans Plead With Trump To Get On, And Stay On, Message To Pass A Tax Overhaul

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:00

While the president was laying blame on "both sides" for violence in Charlottesville, Republicans were meeting to hammer out a tax overhaul. But they worry about whether Trump can make the sale.

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What Trump's Increasing Isolation Could Mean For His Presidency

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00

Trump has completed a full purge of top White House aides instrumental in his election. Their ouster could be a big gamble, as Trump finds himself with fewer and fewer allies.

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Total Eclipse Of The Stomach: A Stellar Menu Of Gastronomic Delights

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00

What can you do when the Earth plunges into total darkness on Aug. 21? Eat, of course! And there are many space-themed treats to keep the skywatching party going.

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How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00

Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.

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Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:30

Paul Miller was once recognized as the oldest active accredited classroom teacher in the U.S. He reflects on his long career.

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Tracing The Dark Origins Of Charlottesville's KKK

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:00

In the comments of residents processing what happened in Charlottesville, a common refrain emerged: "This is not us." But the city's history tells a different story.

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2 Police Officers Shot And Killed Near Orlando

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 00:38

The city's mayor called it a "[h]eartbreaking loss of two of Kissimmee's finest officers."

Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:30

Starting kindergarten later could boost kids' grades and improve their odds of attending a top college. Being the youngest kid in class can hurt their academic performance.

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Charities Cancel Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:48

For years, major charities have been holding fund-raisers at Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort owned by President Trump. Now, in the wake of his comments on Charlottesville, many are turning away.

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Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:56

"We don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," said the organization, which has long defended groups unpopular with its members.

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Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:11

And telescopes and binoculars only amplify the risk to your eyes from looking at the sun, doctors say. So even if you're not in the "path of totality," take precautions if you plan to watch.

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Venezuela's Pro-Maduro Assembly Seizes Congressional Powers

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:08

The move Friday marks a new milestone in President Nicolas Maduro's campaign to consolidate power, giving the lawmaking power of the opposition-packed congress to the legislative superbody he created.

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Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stand By Their Man

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:50

Business leaders have resigned from Trump's council over his response to Charlottesville. But evangelical leaders say they see their role differently.

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Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon Removed From White House Job

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:31

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Joshua Green, author of The Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency and senior national correspondent for Bloomberg Businessweek about reports that Steve Bannon is leaving the White House.

Week In Politics: Steve Bannon's Removal From The White House And Trump's Reponse To Charlottesville

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:31

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and The Brookings Institution and Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor for The National Review, and columnist for Bloomberg View about President Trump's decision to remove Steve Bannon as a chief strategist and the president's suggestion that "both sides" share the blame for violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend.

Why Are Terrorist Groups Using Low-Tech Tactics To Carry Out Attacks?

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:31

ISIS terror attacks are increasingly low-tech — rather than firearms and explosives the weapons of choice are knives and vehicles. What could these choices say about the organization?

Former New York Yankee Derek Jeter Becomes Minority Owner Of Miami Marlins

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:31

Derek Jeter had a spectacular career playing shortstop for the New York Yankees, during which he managed to avoid scandal and embarrassment and kept his private life tastefully private. So, what might all that brilliance as a player mean for him as he now becomes an owner?

Why One Kentucky Town Wants To Keep Its Confederate Monument

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:31

When the University of Louisville took down a monument to Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, a nearby Kentucky town welcomed the statue — and residents still like that it's there.

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